College costs/prices

Price Increases Sharpest at Public Colleges

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Study also finds slight increases in share of degrees going to women and minority students.

Price Sensitive

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Community college enrollments are affected by relative price increases at 2- and 4-year institutions, but not for all programs, study finds.  

'Aiding Students, Buying Students'

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In 1643, Harvard University received a gift of 100 pounds to support the education of a student who was "pious" but poor. And so American student aid was born well before the United States.

Expense Account Hall of Shame

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Sure the ousted leader of American U. had a personal chef, but did he have $7,000 sheets? A special list of ex-presidents.

Aid Is Up, Tuition Up More

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Students are getting more financial aid this year, and they'e going to need it.

High Schools and High College Costs

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Students' need for remediation is a major driver of institutions' (and families') costs, and a target for policy makers.

The 'Crisis' in Higher Ed Financing

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Anyone in search of a metaphor for the difficult financial and political situation facing American higher education had a slew to choose from at a conference on the business of higher education on Thursday. College officials are standing on a tightrope, said Stanley O. Ikenberry, trying to balance concurrent pressures to increase student access, control tuition and costs, and deal with declining financial support from governments and other traditional sources.

Surging Energy Costs

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Spike in gas and oil prices force colleges to spend millions more and try to change campus behavior.

Net Price vs. Sticker Price

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When financial aid is included, what students pay rises less sharply -- but still usually outpaces inflation, U.S. study finds.

Word Play at the MLA

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Professors choose terms -- mostly bleak ones -- to describe higher ed’s fiscal situation.

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